photo by Ballard Avenue
We visited the Queen Creek Olive Mill, located a few miles southeast of the scabrous sprawl that is Gilbert, Arizona. Queen Creek has its own trees and produces some very fine oils.
Why black and white? The scene reminded me of the Farm Security Administration photos from the 1930s.
Stacked on the sidewalk, these cacti sure looked like zucchini piled up at the produce counter. Wouldn't that have been a treat!
We're back from cactus country with pictures to post, but ever mindful of our Friday cat obligations we present this picture of Mary eyeing the string toy while Goldie's head melts down.
Aye, it's a hard thing we do, to leave the gray skies and drizzle of Ballard for a few days of blue skies and shirtsleeve weather in Arizona, but someone has to attend to the family obligations...
Excited as I was about the new tennyrunners, I forgot there were more Tacoma pictures to post. Here's a picture of Tacoma's own little light rail train. Officially known as Link, the cognoscenti refer to it as Dink, for it serves no useful transportation purpose as it runs back and forth on its 1.6 mile journey through downtown. But it allows Tacoma to say that it has something—rail transit—that Seattle and Ballard do not.
A recent Sunday found us in Tacoma for a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti. You don't get to see Trouble in Tahiti very often, so it was worth the trip to Tacoma. But once there, we found few others who found a Sunday trip to Tacoma worthwhile. They should have come to the show. It was great!
The accordionists are great but the rhythm section needs some work.
Peggy and Marcus have two kittens! Mary and Goldie will be featured here over the next few weeks. They're sooooooo cute.
It was so sweet. The boy woodpecker sitting on the street light was pecking away all morning long, pounding out a supremely funky "Get on up, get on the scene, I'm a avian sex machine!" Eventually a girl woodpecker landed on the wire above. She sang a sweet song back to him. With love so near, the boy woodpecker switched from James Brown to Jussi Björling, and answered her with his own love song. Not wishing to intrude, we left them as they were beginning to sing a duet...
|While the narration is in English, "clasificados" is muy español and Google said the video came from Peru. If that is the case, it looks like somebody went up in the Andes and spent too much time where the air is thin. Oxygen deprivation will lead to hallucinations, you know...|